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Geography and Environmental Studies collections

Archives & Special Collections has many archival collections that relate to Geography and Environmental Studies. In alphabetical order by creator. Follow the links to a more complete listing of the collection contents.

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1964 Alaska earthquake collections

1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill collections

Advocacy collections

African American history in Alaska collections

Alaska Constitutional Convention and statehood collections

Alaska Highway and Canol Pipeline construction collections

Alaska Native and foreign language collections

Alaska state legislators and legislation collections

Anchorage history collections

Anchorage winter Olympics bids

ANCSA, ANILCA, and D-2 collections

Anthropology collections

Archives in Alaska

Arctic research collections

Cold War era (1945-1992) collections

Communications systems

Creative writing collections

Education collections

Engineering collections

Fine arts collections

Fishing, fisheries, and canneries collections

Fur Rendezvous related collections

Fur trading, trapping, and farming

Geography and environmental studies collections

Geology related collections

Gold rush collections

Governors of Alaska

Greenspace collections

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race related collections

International collections

Journalism and broadcasting 

Labor collections

LGBT related collections

Mapping and surveying collections

Matanuska Colony collections

Medicine and health collections

Miners and mining collections

Nursing collections

Performing arts collections

Permanent Fund Dividend

Petroleum and natural gas related collections

Poetry collections

Railroads

Senior Citizen Issues and Advocacy

Skiing and mountaineering collections

Tourism in Alaska

Women in Alaska collections

World War II in Alaska collections

The 1930s collections

 

Georgraphy and Environmental Studies Collections

Follow the links to collection descriptions and inventories. You can keyword search all of our collection descriptions and inventories by using the search box available on each of the pages below.

Alaska Center for the Environment, Inc. records; 1971-1992.  HMC-0005.  Records of a conservation lobbying organization involved in monitoring environmental and conservation issues in Alaska including air pollution, toxic waste, mining, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, oil and gas development, and land use planning.

Alaska Pacific Consolidated Mining Co. Independence Mine records; circa 1930-1987. HMC-0023.  Records of the company that operated Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass, Alaska from 1937 until the mine buildings and lands were turned over to the state in 1980.

Alaska Public Interest Research Group records; 1962-2008.  HMC-0027.  AKPIRG is a non-profit citizens group formed in 1974 by Alaskans in order to meet the need for consumer representation.  Includes legal papers concerning the organization's participation in a lawsuit relating to the Alaska Gas natural gas pipeline.

American Society for Public Administration, Southcentral Alaska Chapter symposium records; 1974.  HMC-0044.  Video recordings and other material from a 1974 symposium entitled “After the Land Use Commission, What?”, which discussed the need to establish a coordinated management system for watersheds, fish and game, recreation, and natural resources in Alaska between federal, state, and local government, and private landowners.

Anchorage Waterways Council records; 1979-1991.  HMC-0393.  Records of a nonprofit organization created to clean up polluted surface water including lakes and creeks within the Municipality of Anchorage.

Arctic Institute of North America, Alaska Chapter records; 1973-1979.  HMC-0061.  Records of the Alaska branch of a joint American-Canadian organization dedicated to developing northern lands with concern for the environment and the quality of life of northern people.

Robert M. August Rampart Canyon Dam project papers; 1964-1973.  HMC-0804.  Papers of a natural resources administrator who participated in an evaluation of the proposed Rampart Canyon Dam Project in Alaska.  The collection includes August’s  political and governmental history of the dam proposal and related reports, studies, correspondence, and news articles, as well as the four volume report on the project entitled, "Rampart Dam and the Economic Development of Alaska,” among other materials.

Neil Risser Bassett papers; 1940-1991.  HMC-0377.  Bassett worked for the Alaska Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), first as Chief of the Lands Branch (1967-1970) and later as Chief of the Branch of Lands and Minerals (1972-1985) in the Resources Division.  Contains material relating to Bassett’s work with the BLM and his role in mediating the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Brooks Range Trust records; 1972-1982.  HMC-0076.  Records of an organization created in 1971 to commemorate the life of mountaineer Hans van der Laan and to promote understanding and support for protecting the Brooks Range in Alaska. The trust worked toward the establishment of a national park in the Brooks Range and also gave money to other conservation organizations working on behalf of wild Alaska and Brooks Range protection.

Oliver T. Edwards papers; 1934-1940.  HMC-0105.  Papers of Alaska wildlife manager Oliver T. Edwards, who worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska in 1939 and 1940 charting bear migrations, taking a census of elk populations, and photographing mountain sheep and goats.. The collection includes reports on wildlife, fur farms, and fish, as well as photographs and 16mm motion picture film of Alaskan animals, plant life, marine mammals, and fish.

Greenpeace Alaska. Alaska Field Office newsletters and reports; 1980.  EPH-0009.  Includes copies of the newsletter "Sourceline" for October/November 1980; a report prepared by Greenpeace concerning oil drilling in the Beaufort Sea; a report on regulations to protect humpback whales in Glacier Bay National Monument; instructions for whale watching; and an information sheet on aerial wolf hunting.

David M. Hickok papers; 1923-1992.  HMC-0408.  Papers of an Alaska natural resources officer who served as natural resources planning officer for the Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska (1966-1970) and director of the Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center at University of Alaska (1972-1988), among many other positions.  The collection contains material on the d(2) clause (also known as “D-2”) in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which required the federal government to identify national interests lands in Alaska.

“Indivisible: stories of American communities” Alaskan fishing communities records; 1999-2001.  HMC-0507.  Interviews and photographs collected for a documentary by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University in conjunction with the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography (CCP).  Includes interviews with fishers and those involved in related work in Kodiak, Spruce Bay Old Harbor, Yakutat, Fairbanks, Sitka, Unalaska, Homer, Anchorage, and Cordova.

KTOO-FM Radio Exxon Valdez oil spill public radio news coverage audiocassettes; 1989.  HMC-0369.  164 audiocassette recordings of news coverage of the 1989 oil spill by KSKA Anchorage, KCHU Valdez, KTOO Juneau, the Alaska Public Radio Network, and National Public Radio.

National Audubon Society, Alaska chapter regional office subject files; 1970-1981.  HMC-0185. Correspondence, speeches, press releases, legislation, reports, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to clause d(2) (also known as “D-2”) in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which required the federal government to identify national interests lands in Alaska.

John R. “Jack” Roderick papers; 1900-2002.  HMC-0547.  Roderick was a writer, businessman, and lawyer who was involved with oil explorations in Alaska and served as Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska State Department of Natural Resources (1976-1978), Alaska State Energy Director, and member of the Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board (1984-1985).  The collection contains personal and professional papers concerning his research and writings on the history of oil resource development in Alaska.

Strandberg Mines, Inc. records; 1937-1967.  HMC-0359.  Records of the business operations of Strandberg and Sons Inc. and Strandberg Mines, Inc., who operated mining operations at Eureka, Folger, Prospect Creek, Bishop Creek, Candle, Bonanza Creek, Ruby, and various other places throughout Alaska until the early 1960s.

UAA. Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center subject photographs; undated.  UAA-0085.  Photographs collected by the Center that document Alaska history, geography, climate, and fauna. Most of the photos are duplicates obtained from other organizations and repositories. 

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